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[image]Fires in Portugal and Spain - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Hot and dry conditions over the Iberian Peninsula produced dozens of forest fires in Portugal (left of center) and southern Spain (right) in August 2003. Hundreds of firefighters worked for several weeks to control large forest fires in central and southern Portugal. Media reports indicate that about 70,000 residents in nearby communities were without power or phone during the fires, and 15 people lsot their lives...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Aqua; Where -- Portugal; Where -- Spain
Downloads: 4
[image]Fires and smoke in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
This true-color image of the Northeast United States and Canada was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on August 11, 2002. At left center edge is New York, with New Jersey to its south and the eastern part of Pennsylvania to the southwest. To the southeast of New York is Connecticut, followed by Rhode Island. To their north is Massachusetts, and to its north are New Hampshire (right) and Vermont (left)...
Keywords: Where -- United States of America; Where -- Canada; Where -- New Hampshire; Where -- Jersey; Where -- Pennsylvania; Where -- Connecticut; Where -- Rhode Island; Where -- Massachusetts; Where -- Vermont; Where -- Maine; Where -- Russia; Where -- Ukraine; Where -- Belarus
Downloads: 3
[image]Fires in Eastern India - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
On March 6, 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite detected scores of smoky fires (red dots) burning in eastern India south of the Ganges River (upper right). Smoke is wafting out over the Bay of Bengal (right). Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/6/03. Data End Date: 3/6/03.
Keywords: Where -- Bay of Bengal
Downloads: 5
[image]Dust storm across Pakistan - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Thick streamers of dust blew out of Pakistan on December 19, 2004. The dust storm appears to be originating near the base of the Chagai Hills near the border with Afghanistan and to the south in the hilly coastland between the Makran Coast Range and the Arabian Sea. This true-color image was acquired on December 19, 2004 by NASA’s Terra satellite. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 12/19/04.
Keywords: Where -- Pakistan; Where -- Afghanistan; Where -- Arabian Sea
Downloads: 4
[image]Hydrogen sulphide eruption along the Namibia coast - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Along Namibian coast, off southwest Africa, a cold, deep current snakes northward past the Namib Desert carrying icy waters from deep in the Southern Ocean. Year-round southerly winds cause the warmer surface waters near the coast to be deflected westward away from shore, and the cold waters of the Benguela Current rise up from the depths to replace them.In the ocean, the welling up of cold water has a positive influence on living organisms...
Keywords: Where -- Namibia
Downloads: 5
[image]Northwest United States - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
On the Colville Indian Reservation in northeastern Washington, the Rattlesnake Canyon Fire began on July 4, 2003, of undetermined causes. This Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) from the Aqua satellite on July 9, 2003, shows the active fire at the far right of the image, marked with a red dot. As of July 9 reports were that the fire was more than 10,000 acres. The fire has destroyed at least one residence and numerous outbuildings, and is threatening others...
Keywords: Where -- Washington; Where -- United States of America
Downloads: 4
[image]France - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Airplane tracks crisscross the skies over the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic Ocean (left) in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image of France (right), Spain (bottom), England (top) on September 29, 2002. At lower right is the Golfe de Lion. A few fires have been detected by MODIS and are marked with red dots. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 9/29/02. Data End Date: 9/29/02.
Keywords: Where -- Atlantic Ocean; Where -- France; Where -- Spain
Downloads: 6
[image]Fires in Central United States - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite detected several fires, marked with red dots, burning across the Central United States on April 2, 2004. Most of the fires are probably related to agriculture, though the smokier fire in Arkansas may be a prescribed burn on state or federal lands set in the spring to decrease built-up underbrush and other vegetation that could contribute to more severe wildfires later in the season.From the top right corner going cl...
Keywords: Where -- United States of America; Where -- Arkansas; Where -- Iowa; Where -- Missouri; Where -- Oklahoma; Where -- Kansas; Where -- Nebraska
Downloads: 3
[image]Floods caused by record snow in California - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Two large storms pounded California with rain and snow during the last two weeks of October 2004, bringing rain and snowfall totals to record levels for many areas. The resulting high water levels are apparent in this pair of false color images, both acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites. In the image acquired on November 1, inky black water has pooled in lowlands around the Sacramento River (center) in areas that were mostly ...
Keywords: Where -- California; Where -- Sacramento; Where -- San Jos?
Downloads: 3
[image]C-19 iceberg in the Ross Sea, Antarctica - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The emergence of Antarctica from months of total darkness reveals the location of new icebergs that calved off the Ross Ice Shelf during the long winter. Some of the icebergs shown in these true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images of Antarctica are on the move. Along the western portion of the image lie the Trans-Antarctic Mountains. In the center is the Ross Sea. Banked up against the Antarctic coastline is the vast Ross Ice Shelf (bottom right)...
Keywords: Where -- Ross Sea
Downloads: 4
[image]Snow and floods in California - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The heavy rain and snow that moved across Northern California the last week of February 2004 may be responsible for filling the rivers in the lower Sacramento River system. Though localized flooding was reported on February 26, flooding along the Sacramento, Feather, and Yuba Rivers, top center, was not reported. It is likely that the dark pools of water surrounding the rivers in this false-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image are shallow seasonal wetlands...
Keywords: Where -- California; Where -- Sacramento; Where -- Nevada; Where -- San Jos?
Downloads: 5
[image]B-15A, B-15J, B-15K, and C-16 icebergs in the Ross Sea, Antarctica - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Summer’s thaw normally releases Antarctica’s Ross Sea and McMurdo Sound from the thick sea ice that accumulates over the winter, but in 2005, the process was blocked. The massive B-15A iceberg is disrupting the normal wind and current patterns that break up the ice, leaving McMurdo Sound frozen.McMurdo Sound passes through an annual cycle in which thick ice freezes on the water during Antarctica’s frigid winter, then breaks and drifts into the Ross Sea during the summer...
Keywords: Where -- Ross Sea
Downloads: 3
[image]South Central Alaska - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
In early September 2002, south-central Alaska appeared lush and green at lower elevations, while the higher mountains were capped with snow. At lower left of the true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from Sept. 2, 2002, a think line of snow dusts the peaks of Kodiak Island. Left of center, Cook Inlet is filled with sediment, probably a mixture of tidal action and river outflow...
Keywords: Where -- Alaska; Where -- Gulf of Alaska
Downloads: 3
[image]Eastern China - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
These unusually clear true- and false-color images of Eastern China were acquired on January 28, 2003, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite. In this image, the great Yangtze River (known as the Chang Jiang in Mandarin Chinese) twists its way to an ending in between the Yellow (north) and East China (south) Seas. Just south of where the Yangtze empties its waters sits the city of Shanghai...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- China; Where -- Shanghai
Downloads: 5
[image]Flooding along the White Nile, Sudan - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Heavy rains in Sudan flooded the White Nile between August 3-11, 2003. These images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra and Aqua satellites show the river on June 19 and August 1, swollen from rains. The area between the White Nile and the Blue Nile to the east is dotted with pools of standing water as well. In the false-color images, water is blue, vegetation is bright green, naturally bare soil and low vegetation are tan and drab green, and clouds are li...
Keywords: Where -- Sudan
Downloads: 4
[image]Davis Strait - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Between southeast Greenland (right) and Baffin Island Canada (left) lies the Davis Strait. The Strait connects the Labrador Sea (Atlantic Ocean) in the south with Baffin Bay to the north. Two different currents flow through the Strait, and their sharp temperature contrasts are easily recognized by the difference in sea ice concentration between the eastern and western sides of the passage. In late March 2002, when this series of MODIS images begins, winter ice is still blocking much of the north...
Keywords: Where -- Greenland; Where -- Baffin Bay; Where -- Canada; Where -- Davis Strait; Where -- Labrador Sea; Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Downloads: 3
[image]Snow across Peru summits - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
As winter settles over the Southern Hemisphere, South America has been lashed with snow, heavy rain and intense cold since the final week of June 2004. In southern Peru, heavy snow has collapsed hundreds of homes and buildings, and killed over 75,000 farm animals. The country is struggling to provide emergency provisions to people in the poverty-stricken region, many of whom are being treated for cold-related illnesses such as pneumonia...
Keywords: Where -- Peru; Where -- Argentina; Where -- Chile; Where -- Brazil
Downloads: 5
[image]Saharan dust over Cape Verde Islands - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Dust storms from the Sahara Desert blow out over the Atlantic Ocean, obscuring the Cape Verde Islands, in these images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite captured during the summer and fall of 2002, as well as early 2003. Dust transport can have positive and negative consequences. On the one hand, it can bring minerals and nutrients from the soil to marine ecosystems...
Keywords: Where -- Atlantic Ocean; Where -- Cape Verde
Downloads: 4
[image]Fires and burn scars in central United States - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
With the return of the growing season, fires are beginning to appear all over the United States. These true- and false-color images, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on April 2, 2005, show the fires, which are marked in red, scattered across the states of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas (from right to left in rows, top to bottom)...
Keywords: Where -- United States of America; Where -- Nebraska; Where -- Iowa; Where -- Kansas; Where -- Missouri; Where -- Oklahoma; Where -- Arkansas
Downloads: 3
[image]Fires and smoke in Southeast Australia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
According to news reports, more than 70 bushfires were burning across New South Wales, Australia, as of January 10, 2003. Another 20 large fires were burning to the south in Victoria. These true- and false-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images from the Terra and Aqua satellites show the fires marked with red. Initially, the heaviest concentration of fires was located in the Great Dividing Range Mountains in Kosciuszko National Park in southern New South Wales...
Keywords: Where -- New Zealand; Where -- Australia; Where -- Victoria
Downloads: 3
[image]Aral Sea - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
These true-color images of the shrinking Aral Sea, on the border of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, were acquired in fall and “almost-winter” 2002. Uzbekistan lies to the south, while Kazakhstan lies to the north. The large peninsula bisecting the lake used to be an island, but because water from the rivers feeding it was diverted for agricultural uses, the Sea is slowly shrinking. The small lake to the southwest is the Sarykamyshkoye Ozero, and the red dots mark where MODIS detected active fires...
Keywords: Where -- Aral Sea; Where -- Uzbekistan; Where -- Kazakhstan
Downloads: 4
[image]Fires in West Africa - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Widespread burning is underway in West and Central Africa as Africa’s continental-scale burning patterns shift from south of the equator to north. The burning season peaks in southern Africa in late summer or early fall, only to begin building in the areas between the southern edge of the Sahara and the equator. The peak of the burning season in this region occurs in late winter or early spring. These true-color images were captured by the Terra and Aqua satellites beginning in early November ...
Keywords: What -- Terra; What -- Aqua
Downloads: 3
[image]Floods in Zambia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Early in the new year, heavy rains across southeastern Africa led to flooding throughout Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique that displaced thousands of people and destroyed hundreds of acres of invaluable crops. These true- and false-color images of flooding in Zambia were acquired in January 2003, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite. The true-color image from Jan...
Keywords: Where -- Zambia; Where -- Malawi; Where -- Mozambique
Downloads: 4
[image]Flooding along the Ob River, Russia (false color) - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Ob River in Southern Siberia is running high after heavy rain and snow pushed it over its banks. Across the region, 18 people have died in the floods, and over 20,000 have been affected. As of April 21, 2004, the Ob River and the Tom River, a tributary of the Ob north of the region shown in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image pair, had inundated 2,800 houses. Though the floods had begun to recede by April 23, when the flood image was taken by the Aqua satellite,...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Russia
Downloads: 3
[image]Foxe Basin, Canada - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Officially spring, perhaps, but even as late as April 19, 2002, Foxe Basin in northeast Canada, inland of Baffin Island, was still locked in winter. Foxe Basin is at the top of this MODIS image, but south of Southampton Island, it becomes Hudson Bay proper. These images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on the Terra satellite show the arrival of spring and summer and the resulting retreat of snow and ice from the region...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Canada; Where -- Hudson Bay
Downloads: 3
[image]Fires in West Africa - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
A high concentration of fires (red dots) was detected in southern Guinea (center) in West Africa on March 10, 2003, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite. Other countries shown are (clockwise from top left) Senegal (surrounding Gambia), Mali, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea-Bissau. Over the Atlantic Ocean (left), dust from the Sahara Desert creates a tan haze...
Keywords: Where -- Guinea; Where -- Senegal; Where -- Gambia; Where -- Mali; Where -- Liberia; Where -- Sierra Leone; Where -- Leone; Where -- Bissau; Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Downloads: 3
[image]Fires and smoke around Lake Baikal, Russia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Snow is shown retreating from a small portion of southeastern Russia in this series of true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images from the Aqua satellite and Terra satellites beginning on March 18, 2003, and stretching into May. Where snow has retreated, fires (red dots) are already burning, likely the result of early growing-season activities for farmer in the region. In many parts of the world, fire is used as a resource management tool, clearing land for planting,...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Russia
Downloads: 3
[image]Tropical Cyclone Monty (14S) over Western Australia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Tropical Cyclone Monty located 140 miles east of Learmonth, Australia on March 2, 2004. Since moving inland the storm has diminished in strength and now has maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. As of March 2, Monty has dumped over 8 inches of rain in Western Australia...
Keywords: Where -- Australia
Downloads: 4
[image]Floods in Queensland, Australia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Heavy rains starting on January 12, 2004, brought widespread flooding to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Though high rivers have isolated towns and destroyed livestock, the water is a welcome relief after years of drought in the region. The waters have caused more than $20 million in damage to roads in Queensland, and sections of New South Wales have been declared natural disaster zones...
Keywords: Where -- Australia
Downloads: 6
[image]Typhoon Pongsona (31W) near Northern Mariana Islands - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
At the time these images were acquired on December 8 and 10, 2002, Super Typhoon Pongsona was descending from its peak strength—Category 4— with winds of 120 knots (1 knot = 1.15 mph) to Category 3, with winds around 100 knots. The image from the 8th is of Pongsona over the Northern Mariana Islands in the western Pacific Ocean, just south of the Tropic of Cancer, and about 1500 kilometers north of Papua New Guinea...
Keywords: What -- Cancer; Where -- Northern Mariana Islands; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Where -- Papua New Guinea; Where -- Guinea
Downloads: 4
[image]Hurricane Ivan (09L) off Cuba (afternoon overpass) - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ivan on September 13, 2004, at 19:00 UTC (3:00 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken Ivan was located approximately 110 km (70 miles) south-southeast of the western tip of Cuba and was moving towards the northwest at 13 km/hr (8 mph). Ivan had maximum sustained winds of 260 km/hr (160 mph) with higher gusts...
Keywords: Where -- Cuba
Downloads: 4
[image]Tropical Storm Enrique south of Baja California, Mexico - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
On July 12, 2003, the MODIS instrument onboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this bird’s-eye view of Tropical Storm Enrique in the warm Pacific waters southwest of Cabo San Lucas. At the time of this image Enrique had a minimum central pressure of 994 millibars with sustained winds near 55 knots (63 mph) and higher gusts to 65 knots (75 mph). Enrique was moving to the northwest at 13 knots (15 mph) and was expected to gradually weaken as it encountered cooler waters...
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- California
Downloads: 4
[image]Fires in Southwest Australia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The southwest corner of Australia is no exception to the abundance of wildfires burning across the continent. On November 7, 2002, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite captured this image of southern Western Australia. Along the coast, the northernmost cluster of fires (red dots) appears to be burning in or near the city of Perth. Summer, with its drought-like conditions, has yet to arrive, and the region is already ablaze...
Keywords: Where -- Australia; Where -- Perth
Downloads: 4
[image]Phytoplankton bloom off Algeria - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
After a particularly large storm over northern Algeria on August 10, 2003, a pale blue-green bloom appeared in the waters just off the coast near the mouth of Bay of Algiers. The rainstorm likely washed nutrients such as sewage into the water. These nutrients spurred the growth of microscopic marine plants, called phytoplankton. The phytoplankton grew in such large quantities that the bloom became visible from space, as shown in this series of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS...
Keywords: Where -- Algeria; Where -- Algiers
Downloads: 16
[image]Kamchatka Peninsula, Eastern Russia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula is a landscape dotted with volcanoes, and Klyuchevskaya is its highest and most active. Seen in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image, which was taken by NASA’s Terra satellite on March 8, 2005, the volcano has been erupting intermittently since January 2005, after having been active through much of 2004 as well. On March 8, a thick plume of ash and steam rose from Klyuchevskaya and drifted southeast across the peninsula...
Keywords: Where -- Russia
Downloads: 4
[image]Eruption of Anatahan Volcano, Northern Mariana Islands - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
On May 10, 2003, the Anatahan Volcano in the Northern Mariana Islands announced its presence with the eruption of a huge plume of volcanic ash that spread hundreds of miles across the Pacific Ocean. This is the first documented eruption of this volcano, which is on the island of the same name. The island is only 9 kilometers long and is made up of two volcanoes that are slowly coalescing. This image of the ash plume was captured on May 11, 2003, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiomet...
Keywords: Where -- Northern Mariana Islands; Where -- Pacific Ocean
Downloads: 6
[image]Dust storm across Eastern China (morning overpass) - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Visibility across much of northeastern China, including downtown Beijing, was reduced to 500 meters (1,600 feet) as a severe sandstorm swept southeastward out of the Gobi Desert on March 10, 2004. Residents who had to go outdoors were encouraged to wear masks to protect themselves from the choking effects of the dust and grit.These true-color images were acquired on March 10, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra (morning) and Aqua (afternoon) satelli...
Keywords: Where -- China; Where -- Beijing
Downloads: 5
[image]Fires across Southern Africa - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Scores of fires, marked in red, blaze across Southern Africa in this image pair, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on July 11, 2004. The widespread nature of the fires suggests that they were probably started to manage land for agriculture. Though likely harmless in and of themselves, the fires are collectively emitting thick haze, which can be a health hazard...
Keywords: Where -- Angola; Where -- Zambia
Downloads: 4
[image]Toxic sulfur smoke across Iraq - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
A fire burning at an industrial sulfur processing facility in northern Iraq at the junction of the Tigris (flowing in from North) and Great Zab (northeast) Rivers billowed white smoke over Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries beginning on June 25, 2003. The fire continued to burn for two weeks, spreading the toxic, sulfur-containing smoke over a wide area. According to local media reports, the smoke was responsible for crop damage and other environmental problems as well as respiratory distre...
Keywords: Where -- Iraq
Downloads: 3
[image]Fires in West Africa (afternoon overpass) - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
As fall moves toward winter, the continental-scale biomass burning across Africa shifts from areas south of the equator to northern areas. Biomass burning in southern Africa peaks in late summer, while burning season in the north peaks in January or February. Both the Sahel (a strip of transitional vegetation between the Sahara Desert to the north and the tropical savannas to the south) and the savannas are subject to agricultural burning as people clear land for farming and regenerate pasture l...
Downloads: 3
[image]Southern France (before floods, false color) - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
These Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images show the extent of flooding along the southern reaches of the Rhone River in France. Almost constant rain has fallen over the region since early October. Then, torrential rains began on December 1, 2003, pushing the Rhone River to its highest ever recorded volume. Thousands of people fled their homes as the flood waters rose. This is the eighth time the river has flooded in the past eleven years.The MODIS image captured by the Te...
Keywords: Where -- France; Where -- Mediterranean Sea
Downloads: 3
[image]Hurricane Isabel east of the Bahamas - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of Hurricane Isabel just east of the Bahamas on September 15, 2003 at 15:30 UTC. Though the storm had begun to weaken, it still packed winds of 138 miles per hour with gusts up to 167 miles per hour. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 9/15/03. Data End Date: 9/15/03.
Keywords: What -- Terra; Where -- Bahamas
Downloads: 4
[image]Fires in Northern Baja California, Mexico - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
These images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors on the Aqua and Terra satellites shows fires in Baja California in late June and early July 2003. Along the US-Mexico border, a large, grayish patch on the Pacific Coast at the border is San Diego (U.S.) and Tijuana (Mexico). The much larger gray patch farther up the coast is Los Angeles. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 6/30/03...
Keywords: What -- Aqua; What -- Terra; Where -- California; Where -- Los Angeles
Downloads: 3
[image]Clarie Coast and Adelie Coast, Antarctica - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The broad white expanse of East Antarctica has a sameness that can make it hard to distinguish the permanent coastline of the continent. If you look closely at these true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images from September and October 2002, however, you can see a subtle distinction, a line where the rippled texture of the actual land surface gives way to the smooth surface of the coastal ice shelf...
Downloads: 3
[image]Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) image of Central Africa - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) shows the distribution of vegetation across Central Africa. The most densely vegetated areas are dark green, and regions with little or no vegetation are gold. The NDVI image correlates well with the true-color image that accompanies it. The dark green area surrounding the Uele River, which forms the border between the Central African Republic on the north and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the south is correspondingly green in the true-...
Keywords: Where -- Central African Republic
Downloads: 38
[image]B-15A, B-15J, B-15K, and C-16 icebergs in the Ross Sea, Antarctica - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Summer’s thaw normally releases Antarctica’s Ross Sea and McMurdo Sound from the thick sea ice that accumulates over the winter, but in 2005, the process was blocked. The massive B-15A iceberg is disrupting the normal wind and current patterns that break up the ice, leaving McMurdo Sound frozen.McMurdo Sound passes through an annual cycle in which thick ice freezes on the water during Antarctica’s frigid winter, then breaks and drifts into the Ross Sea during the summer...
Keywords: Where -- Ross Sea
Downloads: 3
[image]Fimbul Ice Shelf, Antarctica - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
In eastern Antarctica, the Mühlig-Hofmann Mountains (bottom right on September 25) drop off toward Princess Astrid Coast and the Fimbul Ice Shelf beyond. The image from October 25 is centered farther west, showing the Riiser-Larsen Ice Shelf at left and Fimbul at right. These images of the ice shelf were captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite. Sensor: Terra/MODIS...
Keywords: What -- Astrid
Downloads: 6
[image]Frozen Lake Superior - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
These Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) images show the ice in Lake Superior on selected dates in February and March 2003. It is very rare for Lake Superior to freeze over completely due to its large size and great depth, both of which inhibit freezing. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 2/16/03. Data End Date: 2/16/03.
Downloads: 3
[image]Hurricane Frances (06L) over Florida - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Slow-moving Hurricane Frances crept across Florida on Sunday, September 5, 2004, producing hour after hour of heavy rains. This image of Frances was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite at 2:15 in the afternoon (EDT). The storm.’s eye is barely visible to the east of Tampa bay, in the middle of Florida’s western coast. Frances was predicted to strengthen once again as the storm moved into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico on Mon...
Keywords: Where -- Florida; Where -- Gulf of Mexico
Downloads: 4
[image]Typhoon Tokage (27W) south of Japan - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying aboard the Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Tokage on October 19, 2004, at 2:15 UTC. At the time this image was taken Tokage was located approximately 23 miles south-southeast of Okinawa, Japan, and was moving towards the north-northeast at 27 km/hr (15 mph). Generating winds of up to 173 km/hr (107 mph), Tokage—“lizard” in Japanese—was expected to hit Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost main island, on ...
Keywords: Where -- Japan
Downloads: 4
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